Socialising Science | Upcoming Science Events July 16-24

MOONSHOT– An Evening with NASA Astronaut Al Worden July 16th at 8.30pm

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Photo: Crew of the Apollo 15 mission to the moon. From L to R: NASA Astronauts David Scott, Al Worden & James Irwin. Al Worden will be in Limerick this Saturday July 16th to share experiences of that Lunar mission (Photo Credit: NASA).

 Now here’s a treat for those of you in the Limerick vicinity. Saturday July 16th, Lough Gur Science Group will host an exclusive evening event with NASA Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden at the Limerick Strand Hotel. If you’re like me and you’re into all things Space, Al is part of astronaut royalty, being only one of 24 people who have flown to the moon. Talking about his historic lunar trip, this event is a really special event. Only limited release tickets remain available at this otherwise sold out event. Four lucky people bought extra special tickets with a price tag of €250 to join the astronaut for lunch!

Booking and event details here, and if you can’t make it along, I’ll let you know how it goes.

The Festival of Curiosity July 21-24

Its the fourth year of Festival of Curiosity which promises to bring us playful days and curious nights. Launching the programme last week, there’s lots to explore, with urban escapes, curiosity carnivals, night cycles, sea swims, interactive installations and much, much more.

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Photo: Ellen Byrne (centre), Creative Director Festival of Curiosity with the current Curiosity Studio Artists in Residence Alex Rothera (left) and Chris G. Thompson (right). (Photo Credit: Niamh Shaw)

 And artists in residence Alex Rothera and Chris G Thompson have been working away in the Curiosity Studio on a new piece ‘Yawn Chorus’, which will premier as part of Urban Escapes at the Festival.

The Science Gallery will be hosting a free late event in collaboration with the Festival of Curiosity on Friday June 22nd. For Your Eyes Only will feature singalongs, exclusive experiments, comedy and live music to soundtrack an after-hours gallery visit that will last until 10pm that night.

The Festival of Curiosity runs from July 21-24.

Level-Up Human level up human logo

Evolution has gotten lazy and needs a prod! Combining gene splicing and transhumanism, medical advancement and surgical enhancement, biology and ambition, Level Up Human takes a lighthearted look at what it means to be human, and what the alternatives might be.

The Science Gallery presents a live hosting of Level Up Human, an entertainment podcast panel hosted by Simon Watt, with the panel featuring research engineer, lecturer and co-founder of Dublin Maker, David McKeown, and immunologist and radio host of Science is Everywhere on Newstalk, Lara Dungan, with judging from television presenter, radio host and comedian, Neil Delamere.


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